Sullivan and Son airs Thursdays at 10PM on TBS.
“Steve Sullivan (series star Steve Byrne) returns home to Pittsburgh to celebrate his father, Jack Sullivan’s birthday (series star Dan Lauria). He quickly learns that Jack is retiring and selling the family bar Sullivan & Son. Steve contemplates leaving his New York corporate life behind to buy the bar from his parents.”
I love a good comedy but it isn’t very hard to make me laugh which is always how I can tell what shows are truly not funny. This is not one of those shows. For some reason, I didn’t think that this show would be funny. I had a strange feeling that it would be goofy and dumb. I was wrong, which I noticed has been happening a lot lately, but I don’t mind. This show even had my mother laughing, which if you keep up with my blog you know it’s hard to make her laugh. Sullivan and Son explores so many different aspects of life that can be found funny. It explores family, a multiracial family at that, but it also looks at friendships, romance, the meaning of happiness, loyalty, and so many other things. My favorite type of show is one that hits on more than one level. Sullivan and Son may be a comedy but it really does take a look at some parts of life that we don’t see combined in a lot of shows. One of my favorite things has to be the sibling rivalry and the parental favoritism towards the son and main character, Steve. Steve’s sister, Susan, is absolutely hilarious. Their mother, Ok Cha, is equally if not more hysterical than Susan. This show had me laughing almost from the beginning. I’ll most likely be adding it to my summer viewing schedule.
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